Saturday, March 16, 2019

Homemade Vanilla Bean Gelato Affogato

What does affogato mean? The Italian word affogato means to “drown” in English. You are going to love this dessert, because we are going to drown your Vanilla Bean Gelato with a caramel sauce and espresso. Serves 4 Total Time: 1 hour

Fortunately in my cooking class they made the caramel sauce for us, but here is the link if you want to make your own: How to Make Caramel Filling (sauce).   Oh, they also made the espresso.


2 cups whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
6 large egg yolks
4 tablespoons caramel sauce
4 shots freshly brewed espresso


You have to prepare your ice cream maker. I freeze the inside container over night. Shake it, if you don’t hear water then it’s ready. In a saucepan combine the milk, cream, sugar and salt. Place on medium heat and just cook enough to be warm. Do not boil.

In a bowl whisk the egg yolks until they are lighten in color. Slowly add half of the milk mixture into the eggs whisking the entire time. (Bet you wish you had more hands). Once incorporated add the egg mixture into the saucepan with the rest of the cream and cook on medium heat to thicken and the internal temperature reaches 180F, about 5 minutes. Do not boil.

Strain the custard into a clean bowl and place in the refrigerator until cold. Once cold pour into the ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturers instructions, about 25 minutes.

While churning make your caramel (if making) and your espresso. When the ice cream is done scoop into chilled dessert dishes, add a tablespoon of caramel and a shot of espresso in each. Serve immediately. Yum Yum!

You need an ice cream maker for this recipe and an extra hand.

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